Hope. Healing. Here.
Marshall Foundation’s ongoing campaign to expand and consolidate cancer services in Cameron Park has exceeded the original campaign goal in its first phase by raising $1.7 million dollars. We will continue to seek additional community support toward additional phases of the Center into the future.
Funds received are being used for building, renovation, construction and/or purchase of new equipment. The Center is located in Cameron Park and will bring advanced cancer treatment to the county as well as new jobs.
The New Cancer Center includes:
- Reconfiguration of the existing 8,440-square-foot building in Cameron Park;
- Relocation of off-site cancer services to this convenient, consolidated location;
- Expansion of key services and treatment areas;
- Purchase and installation of a PET/CT scanner and state-of-the-art mammography equipment for diagnostic purposes; and
- Installation of a linear accelerator for patient treatment.
Key aspects of the Center were explained by Karen Good, campaign director and executive director of Marshall Foundation for Community Health. “Placing the Cancer Resource Center more central to patient care is a big piece of this,” Good explains. “Additionally, in another phase of the campaign a corridor to Radiation Oncology will simplify the traffic flow of staff as they treat patients. A healing garden is also planned to provide a place of rest, solace and comfort for those who visit the Center. The garden would be comprised of foliage known for its healing qualities with ambling paths, outdoor seating and soothing water features to provide a natural retreat for patients and families.”
All of this will enhance Marshall Medical Center’s ability to provide the latest, state of the art cancer care locally so our patients aren’t traveling far distances, which is so important, especially when undergoing radiation or chemotherapy treatment.
Resources for cancer patients on the Western Slope of El Dorado County are numerous. Those needing transportation to cancer services are offered, free of charge, the assistance of a volunteer driver through the Hope. Healing. Here. vehicle donated by Thompson’s Auto and Truck Center in Placerville. No charge mammograms are offered through the Janet Nachtman Fund at Marshall Foundation to any person who cannot afford the screening. To access these and other resources available, contact the Cancer Resource Center at 530-672-7050.
Chaired by community leaders Jim and Maureen Carter as well as Barbara Ashwill, the Cancer Campaign Cabinet is excited to include everyone in the community in this vital project that seeks philanthropic support to ease the journey for our cancer patients. To learn more about the ongoing campaign, contact Marshall Foundation at 530-642-9984.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has more than 200 board certified physicians and 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents of El Dorado County.
Marshall Foundation for Community Health was established in 1974 to assist Marshall Medical Center and the community in providing needed resources to keep its community healthier. For further information, please contact Executive Director Karen Good at 530-642-9984 or email email@example.com to discuss how you can help with this vital improvement.